Old 03-13-2016, 06:48 AM   #1
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On July 22nd, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad #1702 will return to excursion service. I couldn't be more excited as this is my favorite locomotive and the one that got me into railroading. They will also be running an 8 hour photo run from Dillsboro to the Nantahala Gorge with two run-bys. I would absolutely love to be on that train and I'm going to look into getting off work for it.

Click here to read the official release from the GSMR:

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Old 03-26-2016, 05:34 AM   #2
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To anyone who may be interested: I emailed the Gsmr about when tickets will be available for the photo special and this was the reply:

"The details are still being worked out for this returning event, but we should have the information published to our site soon along with it being available to purchase.

I have set a reminder for myself to let you know as soon as it is available. "

I'm impressed at the customer service. I was emailed back in less than 24 hours and they will personally inform me when tickets become available.
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Per the GSMR Facebook page: she has passed all hydro tests!

https://www.facebook.com/GreatSmokyM...type=3&theater
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Per the GSMR Facebook page: she has passed all hydro tests!
Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.
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Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.
Here ya go!

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Got a decent pic of this locomotive? I'd like to see what he looks like.
This is the video that got me into:
1. This locomotive
2. Railroading in general
3. Railroad photography

I almost get emotional watching this. And the whistle at 1:00 in still gives me chills. Lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKoSoee6NDk
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Here ya go!

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Good looking unit!
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Good looking unit!
I always thought it was one the best looking steam engines.
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